BETHESDA, Md., July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Moxy Hotels, Marriott International's contemporary and edgy lifestyle brand, is collaborating with the company's Content Studio to produce "DO
NOT DISTURB", a new YouTube web series hosted by Taryn Southern, the comedian, creator and star of Taryn TV. Set to launch in September, filming for the series will take place July 28 – 31 at YouTube Space LA in conjunction with VidCon. Moxy Hotels and YouTube will also co-host the VidCon "Hoedown Throwdown" After Party on July 27, 2015.
Set up as a slumber party, "DO
NOT DISTURB" takes place in a mock-up of a Moxy guestroom, where Taryn will interview and gossip with celebs about their careers, travel habits and quirky experiences on the road. Southern will get answers to the questions you only wish you could ask a celebrity at 2am in their hotel room –Boxers or briefs? Most scandalous encounter? Best hangover cure? Get a sneak peek at the celebrities' overnight bags, their latest Google searches, most embarrassing text messages, and best dance moves.
"We are excited about our collaboration with Moxy Hotels and Taryn Southern to produce 'DO
NOT DISTURB'," said David Beebe, vice president, Creative and Content Marketing at Marriott International. "This partnership allows our studio to create innovative content that will entertain and amuse a new generation of consumers, and speaks to the playful nature of the Moxy Hotels brand. Furthermore, this series is another example of how our portfolio of brands is partnering directly with the YouTube creator community to establish long-term relationships with a focus on enabling creators to do what they do best – tell original stories, engage audiences, and ultimately create entertaining content where the brand plays a character in the story."
"Moxy fully embraces today's contemporary traveler and welcomes guests with its style, design, affordability and attitude," said Vicki Poulos, brand director, Moxy Hotels. "Marriott's Content Studio gives Moxy creative platforms that sets us apart from competitor lifestyle brands and helps us connect with travelers through the power of YouTube."
NOT DISTURB" episodes will air on MoxyHotels.com and Moxy's YouTube channel beginning September 2015. The series will also debut Moxy Hotels in the U.S. market. Ten Moxy Hotel projects are slated to open in 2016 in major metropolitan locations including New Orleans (French Quarter and Warehouse District), San Francisco, New York City (Chelsea, Midtown, and Lower Manhattan), Chicago, Seattle, San Diego and Washington, D.C.
About Marriott International's Content Studio:
Launched in September 2014, Marriott's Content Studio is dedicated to publishing, distributing and sharing digital content across multiple platforms and on all screens. To further the company's focus on next-generation travelers and to drive new business, the studio aims to own original content marketing and to produce engaging content that builds worldwide communities of people passionate about travel that will drive commerce to the company's hotels.
About Moxy Hotels:
Moxy Hotels is Marriott International's new millennial-focused brand that debuted in September 2014 with the opening of the Moxy Milan. A boutique-hotel concept for the budget-savvy traveler, Moxy is a fresh and innovative brand combining stylish design and approachable service at an affordable price point. With tech-enabled rooms, vibrant lobby spaces and warm, modern service, Moxy aims to surprise travelers with a thoughtful, spirited and fun guest experience. To learn more about Moxy Hotels, visit www.MoxyHotels.com.
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Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,200 properties in 80 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.
About YouTube Spaces:
YouTube Spaces are state-of-the-art production facilities designed specifically for YouTube creators to produce great video content, from production and editing through uploading to YouTube. Run by YouTube's in-house experts, the Spaces serve as a creative production facility for both established and emerging YouTube creators globally. Located in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, New York, São Paulo and Berlin. YouTube Spaces enable creators to learn from industry experts, collaborate with other creators, and have access to the latest production and post-production digital video equipment -- all made at no charge by YouTube provided you qualify and your application to use the Space is accepted. For more information, please visit www.youtube.com/space.
About Taryn Southern:
Taryn Southern is a YouTuber, writer, and comedian whose most recent achievements include winning an international sexting contest and getting a cat tattoo. With more than 500 million views on her comedy videos across the web, Taryn has also guest starred on shows like New Girl, The League, Rules of Engagement, American Dad, Last Man Standing, and Guys With Kids, as well as served as a host for a variety of live specials and shows, on networks like G4, MTV, VH1, and G4. She recently launched a series with The Today Show called "Self Help for your Digital Soul," and launched an album of 80's hit covers called "Flashback Friday." Her late night talk show, The Taryn Show, debuts this fall, financed and distributed by Maker Studios.
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